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      01-19-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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Wheel Balancing at PDI

Got an amazing M5 from an amazing sale guy, but upon picking up after they PDI'ed it, noticed several grey "wheel balancing weights" on each tire... very annoying as the tires are naturally 301M forged black.

Anyone have any solutions - BMW M guy stated that they don't carry black wheel balancing weights, so recommended painting them black...

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      01-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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Easy solution is to plastidip the weights.
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      01-19-2014, 10:56 PM   #3
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Those can probably go on the inside of the rim somewhere and still be balanced, if not paint them if it bothers you...
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      01-20-2014, 03:58 AM   #4
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Those can probably go on the inside of the rim somewhere and still be balanced, if not paint them if it bothers you...
Nope they can't once moved the wheels will be "Out of balance".
Position is everything.
Use an artists brush and paint them black.
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Use an artists brush and paint them black.
This is the best method, but if you aren't real picky you'd be surprised how much a nicely trimmed piece of black duct tape will hide. The weights disappear during just a casual glance at the wheels.
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